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Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

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July 29, 2012 6:13:40 PM

I need a motherboard for a Phenom II X4 965 BE.
other specs:
powercolor radeon HD 6850
4gb RAM Kingston HyperX DDR3
1 HDD SATA3
Antec HCG 620W

I need a board with only 1 PCI-E X16 slot, i will never do crossfire or SLi because i don't like dual gpu setups and can't afford it anyways.
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July 29, 2012 7:35:31 PM

I just saw an ASUS M5A78L for 70$, is it a good motherboard?
July 29, 2012 8:01:16 PM

abekl said:
That's a bare bones entry level motherboard. For a few dollars more, you can get a full featured board:
ASUS M5A97 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HOLY S***! That one cots 150$ here lol. And i can't buy from any online stores because in my country that's not feasible. Well what does full featured board mean? I won't overclock or any of that stuff. Just one more thing, that board is ugly lol.
July 29, 2012 8:17:34 PM

abekl said:
That's a bare bones entry level motherboard. For a few dollars more, you can get a full featured board:
ASUS M5A97 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


oopsy daisy. I was mistakenly looking at the M5A99X EVO, that one was 150$ and the one you recommended me was 100$ but only 1 problem. No IDE connector on that one and i need it because i still use an old but great DVD RW, i have it since 2006 and still works perfectly like its brand new. I may aswell get the "entry level" one i saw and save up money for a HDD. I mean it would cost a lot more to buy that M5A97 EVO and a DVD drive than to just buy a M5A78L. And what difference will i get if i buy the M5A97 EVO? I don't want to overclock or something like that, i don't even know how to OC
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July 31, 2012 2:26:21 AM

try to unlock but my cpu does not want to ,for that ide drive you could try something like this http://www.amazon.com/IDE-SATA-Adapter/dp/B000RK89M4 or do youself a gift with that new motherboard and buy a sata one,also get the card abekl suggest you
July 31, 2012 9:43:28 AM

scout_03 said:
try to unlock but my cpu does not want to ,for that ide drive you could try something like this http://www.amazon.com/IDE-SATA-Adapter/dp/B000RK89M4 or do youself a gift with that new motherboard and buy a sata one,also get the card abekl suggest you


Can you tell me if you know what does that motherboard have that the one i saw doesn't? I'm not a hardcore gamer and will not overclock the CPU.
a c 143 V Motherboard
August 1, 2012 2:58:03 AM

compare both specs the evo will be good for more years to com and will you will be able to upgrade for a bigger cpu if needed it also got more features http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97_EV... and your choice http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78L/#sp... see also that your only support a cpu fan and one case fan check that if you want to have good cooling to avoid overheath temp in the summer or on constant use
August 1, 2012 9:42:34 AM

scout_03 said:
compare both specs the evo will be good for more years to com and will you will be able to upgrade for a bigger cpu if needed it also got more features http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97_EV... and your choice http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78L/#sp... see also that your only support a cpu fan and one case fan check that if you want to have good cooling to avoid overheath temp in the summer or on constant use


Well i'm tempted to buy that 100$ motherboard. I can see heatsinks on the VRM's. 140W TDP CPU support. Gonna get an IDE to SATA adapter for my DVD but first i gotta save up some money for the board. But can it unlock cores? I currently have an athlon II X3 445 and i would like to unlock its 4th core.
August 1, 2012 9:54:30 AM

scout_03 said:
compare both specs the evo will be good for more years to com and will you will be able to upgrade for a bigger cpu if needed it also got more features http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97_EV... and your choice http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78L/#sp... see also that your only support a cpu fan and one case fan check that if you want to have good cooling to avoid overheath temp in the summer or on constant use


Hey dude. There are no ASUS M5A97 EVO boards currently in stores here. But i saw a board for the same price. A Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. Is it more worth waiting for the ASUS one or the gigabyte?
a c 143 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 12:29:21 AM

this gigabyte is also a good board
August 2, 2012 12:55:19 AM

scout_03 said:
this gigabyte is also a good board


ASUS Sabertooth 990FX for 130$ lol. I'll get the gigabyte board :D 
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